General election 2019 Updates: 64% voter turnout in Phase four, West Bengal records highest, J&K records the lowest

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Voting took place in 17 seats in Maharashtra, 13 each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, eight in West Bengal, six each in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, five in Bihar, three in Jharkhand and a part of the Anantnag constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Election Commission on Monday said that 64 per cent of voters had exercised their franchise in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls, as against 63.05% turnout in 2014.

The EC further said that 0.44% of ballot units, 0.46% of the control units and 1.91% of VVPAT were replaced due to malfunction during this phase.

FIR against Union Minister Babul Supriyo

At a media briefing in New Delhi, the ECI spokesperson said a case has been registered against Union Minister Babul Supriyo for forcibly entering a polling station in West Bengal.

In Jharkhand’s Chatra one person who damaged a ballot unit has been arrested. One bomb was hurled close to a polling booth in West Bengal. Otherwise the polling was peaceful.

State-wise Voting Percentage

As per the EC briefings, different states have recorded different voting percentage. West Bengal recorded the highest whereas Jammu & Kashmir recorded the lowest  voters’ turnout

State Estimated turnout
Bihar 58.92%
Jammu and Kashmir 9.79%
Madhya Pradesh 66.68%
Maharashtra 55.85%
Odisha 64.05%
Rajasthan 66.75%
Uttar Pradesh 56.79%
West Bengal 76.59%
Jharkhand 63.77%
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